What Do They Eat?

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What do Insects Eat?

What do Insects Eat

What do Insects Eat

Insects are a class of animals characterized by their exoskeletons and six legs. They make up half of all known life forms on Earth and their million different species also consume a million different things. Some, like butterflies and bees, eat pollen and nectar from flowers. Others, like dragonflies, catch prey and eat only meat, often other insects like ants, flies or beetles, which have their own unique diets. Ants, for example, collect leaves and other debris and then harvest the fungus that grows on them. Flies typically eat detritus such as rotting meat or animal feces. Most beetles, on the other hand, are herbivorous and eat leaves, flowers and fruits. Termites eat cellulose, or fibrous plant matter, which can be found in wood. As you can see, the world of insects is a huge and varied one, with no set diet even among related species!

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